MAH CET is one of the best entrance exams that can lead you to the doorway of top MBA colleges in the different parts of Maharashtra. The exam is not as tough as CAT and there are a number of stages that one needs to clear before reaching to the end and getting admitted to the college of their choice. Yet, the first step is to take MAH CET and aim to score the top rank so that you are at least among top 20.
Since, there are variations in the pattern of the exam and the range of marks keeps on changing with each passing year, one cannot actually decide and calculate the number of questions that should be solved correctly for the purpose of securing a seat in the desired college. Yet, through the figures given below an approximate range of marks and percentile can be calculated.
Figure 1: Score Distribution CET 2016 (Source: Quora, 2016)
As can be seen in figure 1, most of the students score somewhere between 40 to 60 percentile but their chances of securing admission in any college, leave apart top B-schools are very low.
Most of the top B-schools like Bharti Vidyapeeth, Xavier’s, MET Institute of Management, NL Dalmia Institute and SIES College accept students who score above 95 percentile. When it comes to the best colleges like Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management, more than 99.9 percentile is expected from the students.
Figure 2: Top Scorers and CET Percentile (Source: Quora, 2016)
In order to score the highest marks, it is important that a plan is formulated based on the calculations. The calculations should be with respect to the number of questions that are to be solved correctly while adjusting the negative marks from the wrong answers. As an approximate, it has been found that for JBIMS a minimum of 140+ questions should be targeted as the correct answers. It has been found that most of the 99.99 percentiles have more than 195 genuine attempts.
The higher the number of genuine attempts more is the chance to get a better average score. In case, there are more negative points, the chances of getting through top colleges decrease for the average calculated score reduced significantly. Thus, it is very important that the guesswork is limited and at least 180 questions are answered of which a minimum of 140 should be genuine and correct. In order to achieve more positive points, it is important that proper practice is done prior to the paper through a set plan. Rest, it all depends on the type of paper on the D-day, as it can be extremely easy or too difficult. Accordingly there will be changes in the final; cut-offs and the range of answers that are answered correctly by even the topper can lower down.
Through the thorough analysis, it can be clearly stated that a good score in the range of 140-150 can help you start with the top B-schools and as you score higher, you can be among the toppers who make their way into the leading business school of Maharashtra through MAH CET, Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies.